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The Cowboys Classic made its debut in 2009, marking the first college football game played in AT&T Stadium. The game, scheduled through 2017, traditionally kicks off ABC’s Saturday Night Football schedule.
by John Helsley Published: August 24, 2014
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The Cowboys Classic made its debut in 2009, marking the first college football game played in AT&T Stadium. The game, scheduled through 2017, traditionally kicks off ABC’s Saturday Night Football schedule.

A look at the past, present and future of the Classic:

The Past

Sept. 5, 2009: No. 20 BYU 14, No. 3 Oklahoma 13. The Cougars upset the 23-point-favorite Sooners and wrecked Sam Bradford’s follow-up Heisman Trophy campaign, with the quarterback suffering a shoulder injury that eventually led to season-ending surgery.

Sept. 4, 2010: No. 6 TCU 30, No. 24 Oregon State 21. The Andy Dalton-led Horned Frogs broke a 21-21 tie, scoring the final nine points. Dalton ran for two scores and threw for another, becoming TCU’s all-time winningest quarterback.

Sept. 3, 2011: No. 4 LSU 40, No. 3 Oregon 27. The Tigers rolled to a 30-13 lead through three quarters on their way to a decisive win. The Ducks were favored by four and led 13-9 at one point, before the Tigers scored 24 unanswered points.

Sept. 1, 2012: No. 2 Alabama 41, No. 8 Michigan 14. Before a record Classic crowd of 90,143, the Crimson Tide routed Michigan, jumping out to a 31-0 lead.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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